ELDON MILK TRUCK / SAND DRAGGIN KIT BASH
BUILT BY IRA DAHM (11/71)
FEATURED IN CAR MODEL MAGAZINE
SEE MORE PHOTOS BELOW!
I built the "RAM" for a Car Model
Magazine article in the November 1971 issue. In this article I showed how
to apply gold leaf finishes on plastic models. It has been in storage for
over 30 years, I recently unpacked the RAM and had to do minor repairs,
but it still looks pretty good considering its age! These are new photos
of the original model.
Here's how it was built: The front and back
of the body is from the Eldon Sand Draggin and the middle section is sheet
plastic and the Eldon Milk Truck body. The body pieces were cut to fit,
glued together and then sheet plastic and putty were used to fill the gaps.
The back of the frame and engine are from the Sand Draggin and the frame
front is from the MilkTruck. Brass screen, (from the HO Railroad department
of the hobby shop) was used for the grill openings
The wide tires were after market products
from Richard Carroll and the custom wheels are made from wheel parts from
both kits. Gold leafing supplies are available from most ceramics or craft
stores. This is a great and fun way to put a wild finish on your models.